In 2010, Adam Lerner was presented with what looked like a collection of pieces from the Russian Avant-Garde masters. Though the origin of the works was unverified, he showed them anyway -- a potentially career-shattering move for Lerner, who had recently taken the position of director at the Museum ... More >>
For this year's Now Showing, Westword's fall arts guide (you'll find it tucked into our September 26 issue), we asked artistic movers and shakers to answer a few questions about the state of the arts, both locally and around the world. We'll be rolling out their answers over the next few weeks in pa ... More >>
In the new millennium, modernism is something of a conundrum. As immediate as it is retro, the mid-century ethos of streamlined design and space-age concerns is enjoying something of a style renaissance. Blame Mad Men if you must, but mid-century is cool again. That explains why Dana Cain's Denver M ... More >>
Creating a great cocktail is a true art. And so the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver will be raising awareness of what makes a good drink -- and raising the roof in general -- at its rooftop bar all summer. But tonight kicks off a particularly important show: the Bartender in Residence program, in ... More >>
Adam Lerner, billed as "Director and Chief Animator, Department of Fabrications" on his business cards, and his creative crew at the Museum of Contemporary Art/Denver rate a rave in the New York Times this week. The March 1 piece titled "Puppies, Paintings and Philosophers" focuses on the Mixed Tast ... More >>
The Ultimate Painting, a collaborative work between Clark Richert, Richard Kallweit, JoAnn Bernofsky, Gene Bernofsky and Charles DiJulio.Though not part of an ambitious series of events like Pacific Standard Time, our own MCA Denver is participating in the same zeitgeist anyway, with West of ... More >>
The Museum of Contemporary Art's wildly popular Mixed Taste series kicked off its first ever Winter series on Friday. For the uninitiated: MCA Denver invites two speakers on unrelated subjects to lecture for twenty minutes separately and then answer audience questions jointly. This week's jux ... More >>
"What we eat is an expression of who we are," said Adam Lerner, director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, by way of introducing the first session in the three-day Art Meets Beast project. "Food is our most immediate introduction to culture." And there was plenty of food for thought ... More >>
MCA Denver. Mark Falcone, head of the board at MCA Denver and the founder, former board chairman and current boardmember of the Lab at Belmar, is apparently running both not-for-profit institutions as though they were his own private business interests -- which they are not. With the announcement t ... More >>
Ever since word leaked out that Adam Lerner, who's guided the Belmar Lab, would replace Cydney Payton as executive director of MCA Denver, many art-scene observers (me included) were concerned that he would bring his hip geegaws and trendy gimcracks to the museum, and in the process start to dumb do ... More >>
Michael Paglia posted the news first: Adam Lerner, head of the Laboratory of Art and Ideas in Lakewood, will take over as director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, replacing Cydney Payton, who exited last fall. And that's not all: In revealing the hire yesterday, the MCA board also announc ... More >>
Update below: According to reliable sources, MCA Denver will soon announce that Adam Lerner, the director of the Lab at Belmar, is to be hired as its new executive director. The MCA is supposed to have mounted an international search, so it does seem strange that the institution wound up finding Cy ... More >>
Deborah Leebove, cook-off competitor. Hungry? Today in Cafe Society: • Manischewitz! Denverite competes in national cook-off. • Cafe Bites bites into Mardi Gras. • The List: Eating good in the neighborhood. • AJ's Super Bowl run through LoDo. • Organixx is greener than a Prius -- let's h ... More >>
From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. this past Wednesday, The Lab at Belmar hosted opening-night festivities in honor of new exhibitions entitled "The Astounding Problem of Andrew Novick" and "Out of Sequence: Underrepresented Voices in American Comics." Unfortunately, some valuable items walked away along with th ... More >>
The Lab at Belmar goes behind closed doors with art meant to be restful.
When the Laboratory of Art and Ideas at Belmar opened in the fall of 2006, founding director Adam Lerner declared his interest in searching the world for contemporary artists while simultaneously announcing his disinterest in trying to find any of them around here. And Lerner held to that outsiders ... More >>
MCA Denver takes on Chinese Art, while the Lab looks at rural America.
Two new exhibits spice up the Lab.
Linda, Weekend in So Show and Fade, Denver each prove that one powerful piece can rise above the noise.
The Lab at Belmar
Witches take the stage to help beat Bush
Lectures on Unrelated Topics fire up listeners' brains
The Bruce Nauman solo at the DAM is filled with contradictions.